Trent  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Trent like this:

TRENT, a parish in the district of Sherborne and county of Somerset; 2¾ miles NE of Yeovil r. station. Post town, Sherborne. Acres, 1,590. Real property, £4,554. Pop., 512. Houses, 122. The manor belongs to H. D. Seymour, Esq. T. House belonged to the Wyndhams; gave concealment for 15 days to Charles II., after the battle of Worcester; and is now a farmhouse. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £514.* Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church was restored and enlarged in 1840; and is a very fine edifice, with a spire. There are an endowed school with £120 a year, four alms houses, and other charities £24.

Trent through time

Trent is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Trent itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Trent, in West Dorset and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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